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Residents face aftermath of damaging weekend storms

By CATHERINE KIRK CKIRK@DDTONLINE.COM,

Scottie Saulter was busy Saturday afternoon working to saw off limbs from a large tree that had fallen from his neighbor’s yard at his home in Metcalfe, crushing his fence and barely missing his house. 

He said it was about 3:30 a.m. when he and his family heard the strong winds making their way through their neighborhood.



Elk’s fate sealed long ago

When I snuggled in bed under my blankets Friday night, I didn’t expect I’d soon be waking up to the sound of tornado sirens.

I knew the South was expecting some bad weather that night, but I didn’t anticipate what actually came through the region.


Turner no longer city’s zoning and planning department director

By JASMINE STEVERSON JSTEVERSON@DDTONLINE.COM,

After half a year at the helm, Mack-Arthur Turner Jr. will no longer lead the city's planning and zoning department.

Decided by a majority vote of the city council, Turner will no longer serve as the director of planning and zoning for the City of Greenville, effectively immediately.


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8th annual Mississippi River Marathon set for Feb. 8

By JASMINE STEVERSON JSTEVERSON@DDTONLINE.COM,

The eighth annual Mississippi River Marathon is approaching, and Race Director John Conner gave a full run-down at this week’s Greenville Rotary Club meeting.

Conner, who is serving in his third year as race director for the Mississippi River Marathon, said this year’s marathon is set to kick off at 8 a.m. Feb. 8.



Richards-Childs

Mr. and Mrs. James K. Richards, of Boca Raton, Florida, announce the engagement of their daughter, Jamie Kimberly Richards, to Peyton Lynn Childs.


Howard McCurry

Howard McCurry

GREENVILLE — Funeral arrangements for Howard McCurry, 54, of Greenville, are pending with Harris Funeral Home, Greenville. He died Friday, Dec. 20, 2019, at his home.


Turner no longer city’s zoning and planning department director

By JASMINE STEVERSON JSTEVERSON@DDTONLINE.COM,

After half a year at the helm, Mack-Arthur Turner Jr. will no longer lead the city's planning and zoning department.

Decided by a majority vote of the city council, Turner will no longer serve as the director of planning and zoning for the City of Greenville, effectively immediately.


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Lavorne Jones

Lavorne Jones

Mound Bayou – Funeral services for Lavorne L. Jones, 72, of Mound Bayou, are 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019, at First Baptist Church, Merigold. She died Jan. 26, 2019, at Bolivar Medical Center, Cleveland. Burial follows in Calvary Cemetery, Renova, under the direction of Redmon Funeral Home, Cleveland.


Lawyer famous for acquittals to defend Nissan ex-chair Ghosn

In this June 27, 2012, photo, lawyer Junichiro Hironaka speaks at press cub of courthouse in Tokyo. Hironaka, a defense lawyer famous for winning innocent verdicts in a legal system where 99 percent of the cases result in convictions, has been hired to defend Nissan Motor Co.'s former chairman Carlos Ghosn on Wednesday, Feb.





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Mary Tyler

Mary Tyler

HOLLANDALE — Funeral arrangements for Mary Tyler, 57, of Hollandale, are pending with Sanders-Byas Funeral Home, Hollandale. She died Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, at Delta Regional Medical Center, Greenville.


Joyce Lee Johnson

Joyce Lee Johnson

Leland – Funeral services for Joyce Lee Johnson, 53, of Leland will be Saturday at 2:30 at Unity M. B. Church, Elizabeth.  She passed away May 6, 2019 at Methodist Central Hospital, Memphis. Burial will be in Lakewood Cemetery, Greenville under the direction of Bush Funeral Services, Leland.


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